Saturday, July 22, 2017

CA Open Juried Artists Announced

Congratulations to all!

We will be posting all the accepted art August 6-11.

Exhibition runs August 9 - 26
Reception / Awards Ceremony with juror Scott Canty Saturday, August 12, 5-8pm

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Suki Kuss "Pure and Simple"

Suki Kuss, You Aren't Here, Mixed media collage, 12 x 12"
Suki Kuss’ newest exhibition at TAG gallery, Pure and Simple, is a study of her ever-evolving sensibility as an artist over the past several years. While Kuss’ inspirations, approach, and outlook continue to grow with an embryonic sense of discovery, the content and technique remain constant. The search for the perfect dichotomy between balance and quietude is the foremost theme in her practice.
Suki Kuss, You Aren't Here III, Mixed media collage, 12 x 12"
The death of Kuss’ 100-year-old mother in early 2017 set the tone for the work in this show, casting a reflective shroud on individual pieces. Both dark and illuminating, the work encompasses Kuss’ many emotional moments and thoughts in the process of grieving and rejoicing the many years of her mother’s life. Hand drawn line work, patterns, and texture serve as reminders of Kuss’ delicate connection to her mother, navigating the viewer through an abstract narrative of the mother-daughter relationship.
Suki Kuss, Night Music, Mixed media collage, 10 x 12"
Working in a very pale, austere palette or rich black surfaces, the push and pull of the canvases plays on the thought that opposites seem to attract. Life and death, black and white, smooth and textured, are all examples Kuss explores through this series of canvases.
Suki Kuss, Edges of the World XII, Mixed media collage, 10 x 12"
Pure and Simple is a tribute to the differences and moments that form our lives and how one chooses to navigate those setbacks and opportunities. As such with this exhibition Kuss asks viewers to contemplate, scrutinize, process, and analyze their own narratives.

July 11 - August 5, 2017

Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, August 5, 4pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, August 5, 6-9pm

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Dan Lencioni "Aggregations"

Dan Lencioni, 2 x 2 #1, Mixed media, 24 x 24"
Aggregations is Dan Lencioni’s debut exhibition at TAG.
Dan Lencioni, 2 x 2 #4, Mixed media, 24 x 24"
Lencioni starts a piece in a chaotic fashion by placing materials of all kinds on the surface. These random textured irregularities interrupt his sketches and mark making, heightening the tensions of the surface structure through instinctive primal expression. Lencioni is not interested in depicting a specific story, but interested in establishing a space to explore.
Dan Lencioni, Grid 5, Mixed media, 48 x 48"
For the artist, each piece is an expression of a feeling. All the basic ingredients become an art form when they come to life in the eyes of the viewer. Each piece is flexible enough to express different emotions to individual viewers. The overall concept is the same, but to Lencioni, the final product is a magical, empathetic and sublime experience.
Dan Lencioni, Grid 7, Mixed media, 48 x 48"

July 11 - August 5, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 15, 5 – 8pm
Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, August 5, 3pm